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Texans vs Jaguars Predictions

Posted: Oct 4, 2022Last updated: Oct 4, 2022

The Houston Texans will try to pick up their first win when they head to Jacksonville for a date with the Jaguars on Sunday.

Houston is 0-3-1 and fresh off a 34-24 loss to the LA Chargers. The Jaguars, who are tied with the Colts for first place in the AFC South, lost to the Eagles, 29-21, in Week 4.

Here’s a look at the best bets to target for Houston vs Jacksonville.

Texans vs Jaguars Odds

The Jaguars are heavy favorites due to their solid 2-2 start and the fact the game is being played in Jacksonville.

Take a look at the best Texans odds and Jaguars odds for the 2022 NFL season.

Texans vs Jaguars Implied Totals

Jaguars 25.75, Texans 18.75

The Jaguars rank sixth in the NFL in scoring, averaging about 26 points per game. Houston is scoring just 18 per game.

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Texans vs Jaguars Prediction

Jaguars 34, Texans 14

It’s time to believe, folks. The Jaguars are good. Jacksonville ranks top 10 in scoring offense and defense and built a 14-0 advantage in Philadelphia Sunday before the Eagles stormed back for a 29-21 victory to remain unbeaten.

Jacksonville undoubtedly has revenge in mind against Houston, too. The Texans have defeated the Jaguars eight straight times, and Blake Bortles was the last Jaguars quarterback to defeat the Texans when they rolled 45-7 on Dec. 17, 2017, en route to the AFC Championship Game.

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence was still a senior at Cartersville High School in Georgia.

The Texans have been scrappy under head coach Lovie Smith. Each of their four games has been decided by 10 points or less, including their surprising 20-20 tie against Indianapolis in Week 1.

Despite the fact they have put up 20-plus points in three of their four games, Houston ranks 27th in yards per game (302) and 25th in points per game (18.3).

The Jacksonville defense has been exceptional, too, led by linebacker Devin Lloyd, who shares the team lead in both tackles (38) and interceptions (two). The Jaguars have forced five turnovers in four weeks and should be hungry for more against Davis Mills and the Houston offense.

Texans vs Jaguars Bet Tips

Here are some Texans vs Jaguars betting trends to consider before placing your bets:

  • Houston’s average margin of victory is 12.7 points in its eight-game win streak over Jacksonville.
  • The Jaguars are 4-3 in their past seven home games dating back to Oct. 17, 2021, and have allowed 16.8 points per game in that span.
  • The Texans are 3-7 and averaging 12.6 points per game on the road over the past two seasons.

Texans vs Jaguars Best Bets

Jaguars -7 (-115) at FanDuel Sportsbook

We believe in the Jaguars. Aside from their stout defense, Lawrence and top receiver Christian Kirk (327 receiving yards, three TDs) have formed a great bond, and running back James Robinson (292 all-purpose yards, four TDs) has been steady on the ground.

The Jags should roll.

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Texans: Under 17.5 Points (-112) at FanDuel Sportsbook

I like the Jaguars to put up points, and Jacksonville’s defense is also capable of scoring, which makes the Over/Under a dicey bet. But although the Texans have scored 20 points in three of their four games, they have not yet faced a defense as dominant as the Jags’.

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Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.

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